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Disney princesses make great office supplies

BuzzFeed has shared a reimagining of various Disney princesses as office supplies. Characters long-criticized as the passive constructs of our misogynistic culture, this artful scrutiny takes the idea to the extreme. We are forced us to question who these young women represent, if not the marginalized possessions of a patriarchal system that values women only so far as they are able to meet the demands of their male oppressors. In this sad collection, we recognize these characters as property, accessorized and briefly valued, before being regarded as mundane and ultimately discarded to a lonely corner. This pastiche confronts us with stereotypes that were first challenged with the dawn of second wave feminism.

Either that, or somebody thought that Jasmine would look funny as a pair of scissors.

“Well, there’s one thing. They can’t order me to stop dreaming.”
“Thank you for understanding how much he needs me.”
“Please, try to understand. I’ve never done a thing on my own.”
“All of this happened because of me and now I’ll never see John Smith again.”

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